NZIS Rules and Code of Conduct for Members
The annual report is available to all members.
Becoming a Member
If you are a qualified surveyor or someone interested in surveying as a professional career choice a good first step is to talk to a current Branch member. Contact NZIS National Office and we'll put you in contact with a local NZIS Branch member willing to answer your questions.
Most NZIS members throughout the country are always happy to assist with enquiries about the survey profession and membership of the Institute.
Benefits for Members
As a member of the NZIS you enjoy a large range of benefits. You have the backing of an organisation dedicated to the advancement of the surveying profession.
NZIS serves its members and society by:
- Representing the public interest
- Promoting ethical professional conduct amongst members
- Advocating standards for surveying education
- Raising public awareness of surveyors’ knowledge, skills and experience.
- Promotes professionalism with of a Code of Ethical and Professional Conduct
- Acknowledges professional status through formal recognition of high levels of professional competency achievement
- Promotes surveying as a profession by representing the surveying profession to local, regional and central government, the business community and the public of New Zealand
- Encourages Networking through providing opportunities to share information and develop professional and social contacts at local, regional, national and international levels.
- Supports members who have established their own practices with the Consulting Surveyors NZ Group
- Helps succession of the profession by providing professional and social networking opportunities and events for young surveyors through the Young Surveyors Group
- Provides a Continuing Professional Development Programme (CPD) with guidelines and opportunities for members undertaking CPD
- Provides Graduate support and helps graduates gain work experience leading to Registration
- Encourages academic study and research by awarding Bursaries & Scholarships for post-graduate studies and research
- Allocates annual Research & Development funds to support research initiatives of members
- Recognises and promotes members professional achievements with Excellence Awards that celebrate achievements and service to the profession
- Communicates to members through different channels – email, website, printed and digital publications
- Supports a nationwide network of regional branches NZIS
- Produces publications for members including a monthly newsletter, a quarterly magazine and a refereed Academic Journal
- Maintains a members’ and public website with relevant surveying information and members’ discussion forum
- Establishes relationships with other professional bodies such as IPENZ, Ingenium and the Planning Institute on behalf of members
- Advocates for surveying students with academic institutions providing surveying education
- Organises information sharing conferences and seminars including:
- Annual NZIS Conference hosted by Branches
- Biennial conference with the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia
- Consulting Surveyors of NZ Annual Workshop
- Local Authority Surveyors Group Annual Seminar
- Provides International contacts for members including:
- International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
- The Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE)
- The Royal Society of New Zealand.
What NZIS Does For you
For further membership information select the links at left.